Nasrallah to rivals: Let state survive first so that you ask us to hand over our arms
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Wednesday cautioned rivals anew that their top concern should be the country’s economic and financial collapse, not his group’s controversial arsenal of weapons.
“Since 1982, Hizbullah and the resistance have never been stronger -- militarily, politically and popularly… Do not err in evaluation and interpretation nor in taking the decision. Let there remain a state and a country so that you can ask us to hand over our arms to the state,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech marking Resistance and Liberation Day.
Warning of an impending “collapse,” Nasrallah cited the dire economic and financial situations and the dramatic surge in the dollar exchange rate on the black market.
“Resolve the country’s crises to that the army and state can survive, and then come to discuss the defense strategy,” Nasrallah said.
“If you want to discuss everything at once come forward,” he added.
“Let us discuss how to protect our oil fortune and how to extract us, and this only needs some boldness,” Nasrallah went on to say.
“I reiterate the call for partnership and cooperation and we are ready to discuss the defense strategy,” he said.
He also warned that those disregarding the economic crises “lack responsibility.”
Turning to the region, Nasrallah noted that the region might “blow up” within days if the Israelis carry out provocative actions in Jerusalem and at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
“Within days, things might happen in the region and might lead to the region’s explosion. I say that any harm against al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock will blow up the situation in the region and will lead to dire consequences, because it will provoke the sentiments of all Muslims,” Nasrallah warned.
25 May 2022, 21:39
Nasrallah: Within days, things might happen in the region and might lead to the region’s explosion. I say that any harm against al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock will blow up the situation in the region and will lead to dire consequences, because it will provoke the sentiments of all Muslims.
25 May 2022, 21:30
Nasrallah: Do you want a defense strategy? Let us discuss how to protect and extract our offshore oil and gas.
25 May 2022, 21:29
Nasrallah: Lebanon can be a rich state through oil and gas and also through industry and agriculture.
25 May 2022, 21:26
Nasrallah: Lebanon is strong through the golden equation.
25 May 2022, 21:25
Nasrallah: I reiterate the call for partnership and cooperation and we are ready to discuss the defense strategy.
25 May 2022, 21:24
Nasrallah: If the current course continues, there might not remain a state to hand it over our arms.
25 May 2022, 21:23
Nasrallah: Those disregarding the economic crises lack responsibility.
25 May 2022, 21:22
Nasrallah: Let no one do any wrong calculations in this regard.
25 May 2022, 21:22
Nasrallah: Hizbullah has never been stronger militarily and politically.
25 May 2022, 21:21
Nasrallah: It is true that any attempt to disarm Hizbullah by force would lead to civil war.
25 May 2022, 21:17
Nasrallah: The resistance has obliged Israel to send reassurance messages to Lebanon.
25 May 2022, 21:15
Nasrallah: There has never been unanimity over the resistance.
25 May 2022, 21:12
Nasrallah: This resistance is protecting (the country) and this does not need a permission from anyone.
25 May 2022, 21:11
Nasrallah: Some are asking us "who has tasked you with protecting the country" and they do not consider Israel to be an enemy and a threat.
25 May 2022, 21:10
Nasrallah: The question "who tasked you with resisting" is a bizarre question. It was our national, ethical and religious duty that tasked us with resisting.
25 May 2022, 21:07
Nasrallah: Our presence in the government and parliament is aimed at protecting the resistance's back and contributing to resolving people's issues.
25 May 2022, 21:06
Nasrallah: We entered parliament to be the voice of the resistance and in 2005 we were obliged to join the government in order to protect the resistance's back.
25 May 2022, 21:05
Nasrallah: We did not fight for the sake of power in Lebanon, we fought to defend our country.
25 May 2022, 21:04
Nasrallah: Hizbullah and the Amal Movement played the biggest role due to geographical reasons.
25 May 2022, 21:03
Nasrallah: The resistance has not monopolized the achievement and it has thanked everyone.
25 May 2022, 20:58
Nasrallah: Israel's military power started declining in the year 2000.
25 May 2022, 20:56
Nasrallah: The liberation of the South gave hope to the Palestinians that they can liberate Palestine.
25 May 2022, 20:54
Nasrallah: Those who accept the Israeli occupation of their country cannot be labeled as sovereignty advocates.
25 May 2022, 20:50
Nasrallah: The Israeli enemy's barbarism must be highlighted.
25 May 2022, 20:35
Nasrallah: We did not wait for Arabs, the U.N. Security Council or anyone in this world.
25 May 2022, 20:33
Nasrallah: The vast majority of Lebanese felt joy during that happy day in our modern history.